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Green Mucus (Overview)

Yellow or green drainage from the nose is a symptom in which the mucous coming out of the nose is thicker than clear mucous, and also is yellowish or greenish in color. This may mean that the runny nose is starting to dry up. However, if there is a lot of yellow or green drainage, there may be a nasal or sinus bacterial infection.


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Does the common cold (rhinovirus) cause green/yellow mucus?

Does the common cold (rhinovirus) cause green/yellow mucus?

It could but: If you have had symptoms for more than 7 days you may consider getting checked out to make sure you don't have a bacterial sinus infection. ...Read more

Green Mucus (Overview)

Yellow or green drainage from the nose is a symptom in which the mucous coming out of the nose is thicker than clear mucous, and also is yellowish or greenish in color. This may mean that the runny nose is starting to dry up. However, if there is a lot of yellow or green drainage, there may be a nasal or sinus bacterial infection.


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After having two colds a green mucus in the nose has lingered for the past month. Could it be a sinus infection? Does it require treatment?

After having two colds a green mucus in the nose has lingered for the past month. Could it be a sinus infection? Does it require treatment?

Highly likely: Just because mucus is colored, doesn't always mean it is bacterial. With exposure to air, secretions in the nose can turn colors. If facial pain, upper teeth pain and fever, then I would diagnose as a bacterial sinus infection and if 1 month of symptoms, antibiotic is indicated. I hope this helps. Antibiotic overuse is a huge problem. Please educate others. ...Read more

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Smoker. I have green mucus and a deep dry cough. How to get rid of it?

Smoker. I have green mucus and a deep dry cough. How to get rid of it?

Needs Eval...: Possible etiologies for your symptoms include chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. Other possibilities include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of these diagnoses. The most important thing for you to do is to quit smoking today! See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment since all of these possibilities have different treatments. ...Read more

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Why sob feels better in morning but at night worse. Had chest infection saw doc. 2 weeks still same except lesser green mucus. Inhaler dun work.?

Why sob feels better in morning but at night worse. Had chest infection saw doc. 2 weeks still same except lesser green mucus. Inhaler dun work.?

Sob: Evaluation sob is a process. Assuming is asthma. Lots of asthma in the spring. It takes weeks to figure out if asthma is intermittent (few days), persistent (weeks to months), if persistent (mild, moderate, severe), or exercise induced. There are med for rescue (acute attacks- albuterol), to prevent it. We need spiromety test (lung test). Frequent visit and reevaluation is the key. ...Read more

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Mucus in morning and non productive coughing throughout day. Is green mucus sign of getting better?

Mucus in morning and non productive coughing throughout day. Is green mucus sign of getting better?

Mucus: Mucus can be thicker and more colorful as it sits overnight in our airways. It should usually thin and become more clear as the day progresses. If it worsens and you have fever and/or headache, you could be getting a sinus infection. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have green mucus from anus?

What does it mean if you have green mucus from anus?

This may be an: Infection if it is a discharge. Obtain med eval. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I am coughing up blueish green mucus.

What does it mean if I am coughing up blueish green mucus.

Sputum: The cause of the coloration of the mucous suggests that you may be having growth of a pigment producing bacteria like Pseudomonas in your upper respiratory tract. Hopefully you do not have other symptoms, since although rare, this organism can produce outpatient acquired lung infection. If you smoke, stop. If this continues make a list of all symptoms and see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have rhinitis should I be coughing and bringing up green mucus?

I have rhinitis should I be coughing and bringing up green mucus?

Not usual: For simple allergies to cause your symptoms. You would need an evaluation by your doctor for worsening upper or lower respiratory infections. ...Read more

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What causes mucus in a bm. I got 2 or 3half days without a bm and when I feel like I needa have one most times is a yellowish green mucus.

Inflammation: The presence of green mucus is usually an indication of an inflammatory process. The green color actually has been shown to be secondary to the breakdown of inflammatory cells such as white blood cells, macrophages and other normal cells in our body that fight inflammation and infection. Like (yuk) snot. If this has been going on for weeks, it's time to find out why. ...Read more

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Whenever I go to the toilet to pass urine when I wipe I get green mucus and then when I stand up it kinda just trickles out (about teaspoon amounts)?

? Infection: Sound like you should be evaluated by a physician. Green mucus discharge is not normal. Also, urine leakage is not normal for a 19 year old. You might have an infection. ...Read more

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What's the difference between yellow mucus and green mucus?

What's the difference between yellow mucus and green mucus?

Phlegm color: There is no difference per se. Phlegm is a mix of sloughed lining cells, white blood cells, mucus, bacteria, etc. The color of mucus tells you how much inflammation is present. The significance of phlegm color is limited if any. ...Read more

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Been coughing up green mucus and blood for a few days now! ?

Been coughing up green mucus and blood for a few days now! ?

Bronchitis???: Sometimes we become very concerned when the color of our mucus changes. Green and bloody always trigger the biggest response. Chances are that you have a bronchitis. This is the most common cause of bleeding. If it gets copious, you need to go to the er. However chances are that it will just go away after the virus has been fought off... Take symptomatic over-counter medication. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have thick green mucus to come out of you girl part.

Is it normal to have thick green mucus to come out of you girl part.

Infection: Any sort of discharge is considered an infection unless proven otherwise. Seek medical care. ...Read more

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What could a mostly dry cough that produces green mucus each morning be?

What could a mostly dry cough that produces green mucus each morning be?

Possibilities...: If this has been going on for 3 weeks or longer, it is likely chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. If it has been going on for less than that, it is likely acute bronchitis. Your doctor needs to evaluate you so treatment can be initiated. If you smoke, you need to quit immediately and your doctor can also help with this goal. ...Read more

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My 14 month old son has had a cough and green mucus for over 2 months. What could it be?

My 14 month old son has had a cough and green mucus for over 2 months. What could it be?

Many things: First to consider is cystic fibrosis. Other illnesses and conditions may also be present, such as asthma, reflux, esophageal fistula, or immune disorders. This child should see her pediatrician for a thorough work up. ...Read more

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What could a mostly dry cough that produces thick green mucus each morning be for a smoker?

Chronic bronchitis..: This could be chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. It occurs mostly in smokers and is not due to infection. You would need to be seen by your doctor and have pulmonary function tests to diagnose this entity. There is no cure but there are treatments available. The most important step to slow disease progression is smoking cessation and your doctor can also help with this. ...Read more

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Does a productive cough for past 2 weeks with clear and green mucus mean anything specific?

Does a productive cough for past 2 weeks with clear and green mucus mean anything specific?

Depends.: Depends on what other symptoms you might be having. But a lot of time when sick with a cold or flu or virus or infection of some sort a cough may usually linger for a while. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you cough and it taste like blood but there's not any but green mucus?

You Are Ill: You are ill. You have a cough and you are producing purulent sputum. You need to be seen by your physician urgently. That is what this means. ...Read more

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I'm coughing up green mucus and my chest is starting to hurt more everyday! What do you suggest?

Visit the doctor: These could indicate sinusitis or even pneumonia or they could come with a viral flu, but it is definitely time to get it checked out' as you are now having chest pain. ...Read more

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I have been coughing up green mucus for five years now, I can't do regular normal functions without coughing until I can't breath, what wrong with me?

I have been coughing up green mucus for five years now, I can't do regular normal functions without coughing until I can't breath, what wrong with me?

Chronic bronchitis..: The symptoms you describe are likely due to chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. It is usually due to smoking which causes this chronic inflammation. If you still smoke, you need to quit to decrease the airway inflammation. See your doctor as there are treatments to control symptoms. There is no cure. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more